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Re: SSML review

From: Felix Sasaki <fsasaki@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2008 00:04:13 +0900
Message-ID: <4877766D.5040601@w3.org>
To: Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>
CC: public-i18n-its-ig@w3.org

Hi Jirka,

many thanks for looking into this. I agree with both of your problem 
statements and solution proposals and would suggest that you send the 
comments to the SSML folks, keeping our list in CC.

Regards, Felix.

Jirka Kosek さんは書きました:
> Hi,
>
> I did quick scan over SSML 1.1 
> (http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-speech-synthesis11-20080620/) which is 
> on last call till July 20.
>
> Here are my comments about SSML which relate to ITS.
>
> SSML should allow usage of ITS markup, because SSML documents contain 
> natural text with speech markup and as such it is very likely that 
> they can be translated.
>
> SSML doesn't provide direct support for ITS and has limited 
> extensibility which prevents using ITS (see below).
>
> Problem 1:
> ==========
>
> Section 2.2.3 
> (http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-speech-synthesis11-20080620/#S2.2.3) 
> allows usage of foreign elements inside SSML documents. Thus it is 
> legitimate to use elements like its:rules or its:ruby in SSML documents.
>
> However specification doesn't explicitly allow to use foreign 
> attributes. This means that it is not possible to use local ITS 
> attributes like its:translate.
>
> Solution 1:
> ===========
>
> SSML should allow foreign attributes on any SSML element. Ideally such 
> possibility will not be mentioned only in prose of spec, but also XML 
> schema will specify this using xs:anyAttribute (and similarly by 
> xs:any for elements).
>
> Problem 2:
> ==========
>
> Element sub have attribute alias 
> (http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-speech-synthesis11-20080620/#S3.1.11) 
> which contains text for pronuncation. However it is not possible to 
> attach any ITS category to single attribute. Moreover using attributes 
> for natural language text is against XML I18N BP. Using subelement for 
> alias will be better solution.
>
> Solution 2:
> ===========
>
> Use alias subelement instead of attribute.
>
>
> Any comments or suggestions.
> If there are no comments, I think that we should submit this to SSML 
> WG and not wait to next telcon because it is after LC end.
>
> Jirka
>
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